Roy Hodgson has said he has been impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of the England players in training so far. But he reminded reporters that roughly a third of the players have not been able to attend training so far.
Certainly the ones [players] I've worked with, I can only heap praise upon them ... My first impression of this group is a very good one.
Roy Hodgson will offer Andy Carroll first shot at leading England's Euro 2012 attack in Norway tonight.
As Roy Hodgson takes charge for the first game of his England managerial game in Oslo he must surely be feeling the pressure.